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Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities.

The survey was conducted among 1,986 associations during the period of January 25 to February 16. A total of 609 individuals started a survey and 382 completed their survey, for an effective response rate of 19%.

 

Summary Report  
Summary Report  
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Gardian of the Month: Dilhara Muthukuda

Dilhara Muthukuda is our Gardian of the Month.  Find out her strategy for helping someone learn a difficult topic, how she thinks that mentorship aids in knowledge transfer and a resource she can't live without.

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Event Garde Celebrates 10 Years of Client Success

In December 2011, with the goal of planning large association conferences for multiple concurrent clients, I launched Event Garde. In honor of these 10 years, we looked under the hood at just a few of the numbers to help illuminate just how far we’ve come and the mark we’ve left on the association industry (so far).

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Gardian of the Month: Danielle Guty

Danielle Guty is our Gardian of the Month - she shares a great knowledge transfer tip as well as some helpful resources in this month's feature. 

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By: Peggy Hoffman | Dec, 24 2021
Volunteers

Opening the Door to Volunteers

Recently, an association pro began a Collaborate discussion with the question “are associations seeking a reduction of volunteers interested in board or officer positions?” Volunteer burn-out is real and for many associations, we saw that with increasing clarity in the past 18-months. But not all responding said yes. What’s the difference between associations struggling and those succeeding?

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By: | Dec, 17 2021
Associations

2022: A Year of Voice, Listening, & Possibility

As we come into 2022, we find a populace that is tired. It feels like 2021, while different, was in some ways a continuation of 2020. Successful associations in the coming year will not just need adaptive systems and differentiated value – they will need to demonstrate an incredible, authentic depth of care for humanity.  Lowell Aplebaum shares a few 2022 predictions that can bring this into focus.

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Which Is Your Strategic Pricing Objective?

When potential clients go to Pricing for Associations and ask how they should price a specific product or service, one of the first questions they have to return is “What is your strategic pricing objective?”

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